White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany brought up former Vice President Joe Biden’s history with segregationists in response to a question about retired Gen. David Petraeus’s call for the names of Confederates to be stricken from U.S. military bases.
“Where do you draw the line here?” McEnany said. “I’m told that no longer can you find, on HBO, Gone with the Wind, because somehow that is now offensive. Where do you draw the line?” She pointed not just to slave-holding Founding Fathers but also to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s internment camps and President Lyndon B. Johnson’s documented racist statements.
“What about people that are alleged by the media to be segregationists? NBC tells us Joe Biden didn’t just compromise with segregationists, he fought for their causes in schools, experts say. CNN tells us letters from Joe Biden reveal how he sought support of segregationists in the fight against busing. … There are several more where that came from. So, I’ll leave you with the question, ‘Should we then rename the Biden welcome center?'”
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